The Controller of Budget has commended Uasin Gishu County Government for surpassing its own-source revenue during the last financial year.
The Controller of Budget, Dr Margret Nyakang’o, said Uasin Gishu County managed to raise Sh1.11 billion during the 2020/2021 Financial Year compared to Sh991M the previous year.
Dr Nyakang’o noted that Uasin Gishu is among the few counties that have done well in terms of revenue collection adding that it has the potential and capacity of doing even much better in the subsequent financial years.
Speaking during a courtesy call to Uasin Gishu County Governor, Jackson Mandago, and later touring various development projects being implemented by the County Government, Dr Nyakang’o also commended the progress, quality and impact of projects that has so far been implemented.
“I have not seen any other county that has allocated offices for the administration as well as for Members of County Assembly (MCA’s) in one building so that citizens access all services from one place. This is what the devolution concept aimed to achieve,” she said while inspecting Kiplombe Ward Offices.
At the proposed Ziwa Level- 5 Hospital, Dr Nyakang’o noted the fast progress of construction and the collaboration with Soy Constituency Development Fund in establishing a Kenya Medical Training College (MTC) next to the hospital.
The college will be used for training staff and students in the medical profession.
The County Government’s decision to establish Kimumu/Bahati Wholesale market with cold-room facilities stood out as a key agricultural value chain infrastructure aimed at reducing post-harvest losses. It will provide a spacious trading hub away from Eldoret Central Business District and closer to the farmers.
By Kiptanui Cherono